Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson got his dessert early.
The former NBA All-Star (and father of former Washington, D.C. schools arch Michele Rhee) was hosting a farm-to-table benefit cooking during a licence propagandize Wednesday night, attended by some of a city’s tip restaurateurs, as good as a slew of other locals. The event seemed to start uniformly enough, with a “mocktail” half-hour followed by dinner use from some high propagandize chefs.
But that changed halfway by a meal.
Johnson was articulate with some of a guest when one of a attendees ran up beside him, yanked him around by a arm, and crushed a store-bought pie in a mayor’s face, a Sacramento Bee reported.
“It was a half-punch, half-pie,” UFC fighter Urijah Faber, who attended a dinner, told ABC10.
Johnson reportedly didn’t comprehend what had happened during first. But when a purported assailant pronounced something to him, Johnson — lonesome in churned cream — fought back.
Witnesses told a East Bay Express that a 6-foot-1 ex-athlete landed 5 to 10 blows in a man’s face before subsidy off — violence him to a “bloody pulp,” in a difference of one chairman who saw a fight.
Police and a mayor’s orator reliable that Johnson did chuck a punch.
“The mayor did strike a think after he was assaulted,” orator Sgt. Bryce Heinlein told a Express.
Police arrested Sean Thompson, 32, on transgression charges of assaulting a open official. He has been requisitioned in Sacramento County Jail, military pronounced in a statement.
Thompson was ecstatic to a circuitously hospital, where he was treated for “minor injuries,” military said. It was misleading Thursday morning either he had an profession representing him.
After a incident, Johnson got a change of garments and apologized to a celebration of about 200 people from a podium, sketch applause, according to a Express. He tweeted after that he was “doing fine.”
Appreciate everyone. I’m doing fine. Thank we to Sac PD for being there. Be protected everyone.
— Kevin Johnson (@KJ_MayorJohnson) September 22, 2016
The event, called the Seeds of HOPE Harvest Dinner, was partial of Sacramento’s “Farm to Fork” week and was designed to engage high propagandize students in scheming a meal.
Farber pronounced he had only arrived when he saw confidence assisting Johnson up.
“There was another man that was being incarcerated who was all dirty, dressed kind of raggedy, and bloodied adult during this point, who was being hold for a cops to come and squeeze him,” Farber told ABC10. “That man got a misfortune of it.”
Johnson, who was not injured, went home following to cold off with his family, mouthpiece Crystal Strait said.
“Let me be clear, a mayor was assaulted tonight,” she said. “The whole thing is only shocking.”
Johnson, a Democrat, was initial inaugurated mayor in 2008 after some-more than a decade as a indicate ensure for the Phoenix Suns that found him in the All-Stars 3 times. His second mayoral tenure is adult in dual months and he’s not seeking reelection.